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Season 52: Seasonal Flop or Seasonal Saint?

Jaiden Crabtree, Mirada Staff September 20, 2021

Seasons 52 is a well-received restaurant according to the locals online, but just how good is it really? In my opinion, the reviews weren’t lying. I’ve been multiple times and it seems like every...

Spaying and Neutering: The Undisputed Answer 

Spaying and Neutering: The Undisputed Answer 

Lydia Ellis, Guest Writer May 13, 2021

Take a walk down the crowded rows of an animal shelter to see just how serious the pet overpopulation problem in the U.S. remains. Sadly, we have reached a point where there’s controversy over whether...

Morning Melodies

Morning Melodies

Sierra Witte May 12, 2021

“I tumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen / Pour myself a cup of ambition / Yawn and stretch and try to come to life.” The opening lyrics from this iconic Dolly Parton song “9 to 5” accompany...

Handwriting has been shown to aid conceptual thinking.

I wish I Could Have Written This by Hand

Darya Pahlavan, Guest Writer April 20, 2021

I won’t sugarcoat it. My handwriting is bad. I’ve tried to deny this in the past, but I have finally come to terms with the fact that I will never have the ability to write in beautiful fonts. I know...

Conspiracy Theories: Social Media’s Next Big Headache

Ajeeth Iyer, Guest Writer April 12, 2021

“Oh, Nancy! Nancy! Where are you, Nancy?” shouted a rioter, as he and hundreds of others hunted for members of Congress during the January 6 Capitol riots. As I watched on TV the acts of terrorism...

Stricter gun laws save lives

Alyssa Diaz, Mirada Staff April 9, 2021

Gun violence is felt everywhere in America. On Nov. 27, Rio’s community fell victim to gun violence.  Dewayne James Jr. and his younger brother Sa’quan Reed-James were shot and killed at Arden...

The People vs Wall Street: The GameStop fiasco

The People vs Wall Street: The GameStop fiasco

Nikhil Patel, Guest Writer April 1, 2021

Everyone has heard the latest story in the already eventful 2021: a bunch of low-level retail investors versus the biggest Wall Street billionaires.  The GameStop fiasco started when hedge funds began...

Capitalism Isn't Working--But It Can be Saved

Capitalism Isn’t Working–But It Can be Saved

Darya Pahlavan, Guest Writer March 28, 2021

American’s pride themselves on the economic freedom that comes with capitalism. What’s not to love? It brings efficiency, innovation, economic growth and more. While it is ingrained in every American...

The US cannot ignore trouble in Haiti

The US cannot ignore trouble in Haiti

Claire Fouché, Guest Writer March 20, 2021
My aunt risks her life every day to go to work. My cousins cannot go to school. They survive in fear, every day. This is the current reality of living in Haiti. 

The ‘Yellow Peril’ Reborn

Ruth-Mary Shackelford, Guest Writer March 15, 2021
I see my friends and family harassed, their grandparents slain or in pain.
Editorial: Why Rio needs to return to in-person learning

Editorial: Why Rio needs to return to in-person learning

Editorial Board March 10, 2021

About a year ago COVID-19 hit the United States by storm, and many students, including myself, were thrust into the world of social distancing and online learning. At first I was excited to take some time...

Keep going with distance learning until it’s safe to return

Hannah Lee, Guest Writer March 8, 2021

School districts plan on reopening soon in this school year. San Juan has announced plans to switch to hybrid learning on March 22, if the Sacramento County infection rate falls to an acceptable level,...

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